In October 2016, Texas A&M University President Young inaugurated The President’s Sustainability Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC is charged with formulating strategy to foster and promote sustainability throughout the university community.

The primary functions include:

  • Oversee sustainability goals and strategies to integrate sustainable practices in all areas of the campus and coordinate with the Office of Sustainability
  • Monitor A&M performance using the Sustainability Tracking Assessment Rating System (STARS) tool
  • Facilitate campus implementation of the Sustainability Master Plan – Sustainability focus areas:
    • Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
    • Campus Mobility
    • Stormwater Management
    • Built Environment and Site Design
    • Education, Outreach and Engagement
    • Pedagogy, Research and Innovation
    • Administrative Support
    • Social Sustainability
    • Waste Management